Mixed oak series
Section: tree Series Dominated by Trees
Series formation: 
Series height:<30 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:sa
Elevation range (lower):250
(upper):   2000
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:valleys, gentle to steep slopes. Soils moderately deep. The national inventory of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists valley oak as a FAC*.
Reference:Oak species ranges in CA (Griffin & Critchfield 1972). Barbour (1988), Pavlik et al. (1991), Sawyer et al. (1977).
Comments:For a stand to be classified as a member of the mixed oak series, no single oak can dominate. Stands dominated by a single oak species are assigned to other series [ see Black oak series, Blue oak series, Interior live oak series, Valley oak series].
Plot based descriptions:Allen et al. (1989, 1991), define 11 Mixed oak subseries, based on tree and shrub data in Cis-CA. These subseries are called associations here. Jimerson (1993) defines two associations in o-NorCo.
Series Association:Allen et al. (1991): Black oak-valley oak/grass association, Blue oak-valley oak-coast live oak/grass association, Interior live oak/toyon association, Mixed oak-black oak/grass association, Mixed oak-California buckeye/grass association, Mixed oak-coast live oak/poison-oak association, Mixed oak-foothill pine/grass association, Mixed oak/grass association, Mixed oak-interior live oak-foothill pine association, Mixed oak/poison-oak - coyote brush association, Mixed oak-valley oak/poison-oak - California coffeeberry association. Jimerson (1993): Oregon white oak-black oak/firecracker flower association, Oregon white oak-black oak/tall-oatgrass association.
FormationMixed broad-leaved evergreen-cold deciduous woodland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Mixed oak series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Mixed oak series
Common species: View common species for: Mixed oak series

Query California Vegetation Database by:
home | links | terms

 

© CNPS 1997